History, Affiliations and Rankings
Richmond University, The American University in London, was created in 1972 by social entrepreneur and politician Cyril Taylor, chairman of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS). It began teaching on the grounds of the former Richmond Theological College, which was founded in 1843 as a Methodist theological college and is now part of the University of London. Richmond's original purpose was to house study abroad programmes for US students, but that changed in 1981 when the Washington DC Board of Education granted Richmond a licence to issue US undergraduate degrees and full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (now the Middle States Commission on Higher Education). It is a member of the Independent Universities Group and the Association of American International Colleges and Universities.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Richmond is a leading liberal arts university in the UK which awards both a UK and US degree. From September 2022, Richmond’s undergraduates will be based in a new campus building within the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park in west London. Everything about this state of the art campus building in an astonishing parkland location has been designed with students in mind. It is set in a vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, with easy access to everything the world’s best student city can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events. It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses across numerous disciplines. Programs in the field of Accounting and finance, Business Management, Data Analytics and Film & Photography are famous worldwide.
Accomplishments and Alumni
According to the National Student Survey, Richmond is one of the top five London universities in terms of overall satisfaction. The University also reflected on Community-Engaged Art During the Pandemic. They hold mental health webinars and seminars on a regular basis to educate the public. Numerous honors in the fields of sports and general performance have been bestowed upon the university. Richmond's alumni network, which numbers 15,000 people, spans the globe and unites former students from various walks of life, professions, and hobbies. The institution is proud of its graduates, their accomplishments, and the positive impact they have on society as a result of their diverse personalities and backgrounds. Tessy Antony de Nassau, Businesswoman, Bobby Chinn, New Zealand chef and Bill Paxton, American actor are among the famous personalities of the university.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
More than 15,000 students from more than 100 countries have graduated from Richmond, forming a dynamic global network of alumni. Richmond is dedicated to instilling a love of learning in its students. Students are given full assistance throughout their degree so that they can engage with, collaborate with, and participate in a vibrant academic community where interdisciplinary teaching and learning is emphasized. EY, Amazon, Deloitte, Google, PwC, and Morgan Stanley are among the top employers of university graduates.